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Industry Partners

There is a national shortage of professionals with a safety degree, and according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the number of Occupational Safety and Health (OS&H) professionals that employers expect to hire over the next five years is substantially higher than the number to be produced from OS&H training programs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 11-14 percent increase in the need for safety professionals by 2018. In addition, the National Safety Council’s most recent survey states that 83 percent of safety professionals are over the age of 40.

Illinois State University’s Safety Program within the Department of Health Sciences is uniquely positioned to fill the needs of employers now and in the future. With a near 100 percent job-placement rate shortly after graduation and an adjusted average starting salary of $63,500 per year, the safety program is one of the most attractive majors in the university.

At the same time, the state of Illinois is going through unprecedented fiscal challenges. Financial support to help grow the program, increase awareness, provide student and faculty support, or even to purchase new equipment is not an option from the state. In an effort to help support the program, key alumni and friends have created the following opportunity to help the safety industry with the current manpower shortage.

Industry Partners Program

The safety program looks forward to working with our Industry Partners to promote excellence and support the advancement of the safety profession. We offer different levels of collaboration designed to accommodate your corporate needs and interests – primary among them is the opportunity to present your corporation to the students in the safety program. This is best accomplished as part of the Safety in Residence (SIR) Program.

Safety in Residence Program

The Safety in Residence Program is an opportunity for our Industry Partners to give corporate presentations and interact with our students in both formal and informal settings. It is a one-day program that is ideally partnered with a career or internship fair on campus. The program includes the following:

  • A presentation to one class of juniors and seniors in a major safety course
  • Individual/small group meetings with safety students and faculty members
  • An afternoon presentation open to all students and faculty in the program
  • Private sponsored dinner with junior and senior safety students

You’ll be provided with space and facilities throughout the day in Felmley Hall to visit with students and hand out corporate materials. The afternoon presentation will be co-hosted by the student section of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Your visit will be promoted throughout the department, the website, and social media.

Partnerships

Partnership opportunities at the selected funding level will be acknowledged on our donor wall, department website, visual displays, and in program-related promotional materials or annual reports. Industry Partners benefit from increased access to students and higher visibility on campus. Specific program enrollment opportunities include all of the following at each level:

Fellowship Partner

$20,000 annually for five years/limited opportunities ($19,350 is tax deductible)

Industry Partners to give corporate presentations and interact with our students in both formal and informal settings. It is a one-day program that is ideally partnered with a career or internship fair on campus. The program includes the following:

  • Full corporate SIR Program—priority scheduling
  • Admission and space at two career or internship fairs
  • Reception with scholarship recipients as part of student recognition day
  • One seat on the safety program advisory board
  • Private industry tour for students on location at your company
  • Sponsorship for program and student activities

Diamond Partner

$15,000 annually for five years ($14,600 is tax deductible)

  • Two named $1,000 recruitment scholarships for freshmen or transfer students
  • Full corporate SIR Program—2nd priority scheduling
  • Admission and space at one career or internship fair
  • Reception with scholarship recipients as part of student recognition day
  • One seat on the safety program advisory board

Gold Partner

$10,000 annually for five years

  • One named $1,500 leadership award for a full-time junior or senior student
  • Full corporate SIR Program—3rd priority scheduling
  • Reception with scholarship recipient as part of student recognition day
  • Sponsorship for program and student activities

Silver Partner

$5,000 annually for five years

  • One named $750 leadership award for a full-time junior or senior student
  • One named $2,500 recruitment scholarship for a freshman or transfer student
  • One named $2,500 leadership award for a full-time junior or senior student

Bronze Partner

$1,000 annually for five years

  • One annual presentation to members of the student section of ASSE
  • Sponsorship for program and student activities

Supporting Partner

Less than $1,000 annually

  • Sponsorship for program and student activities
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